Report: Meteor made 2.1 kiloton explosion over Air Force Space Command Base, Thule, Greenland on July 25, 2018. The high-altitude explosion at 27 miles (43.3 kilometers) was detected by US Government sensors at an altitude of 43.3 km.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies lists the incident in its Fireball and Bolide Data section.

21st Space Wing

Thule Air Base is home to the 21st Space Wing’s global network of sensors providing missile warning, space surveillance and space control to North American Aerospace Defense Command and Air Force Space Command.

Credit: JPL Center for Near Earth Object Studies

Thule Air Base is the United States Department of Defense’s northernmost installation at (76 32′ North latitude, 68 50′ West longitude) located 750 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and 947 miles south of the North Pole on the northwest side of the island of Greenland. It is approximately 550 miles east of the North Magnetic Pole.

Go to this informative report by The Aviationist at:

https://theaviationist.com/2018/08/03/report-meteor-made-2-1-kiloton-explosion-over-air-force-space-command-base-thule-greenland/

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